The Wire

Season 4 Episode 10

Misgivings

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2006 on HBO
9.1
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"World goin' one way, people another." -Poot

Walker catches Donut boosting cars and teaches him a lesson; Police Commissioner Burrell gets some timely advice from Senator Clay Davis; Little Kevin has a talk with Marlo and soon regrets it; Herc ignores Bubbles call and also regrets it; the Area Superintendent questions the success of Colvin and Parenti's project class; Senator Davis attempts to con Carcetti once again; Carver arrests Namond but keeps him out of "baby bookings"; Burrell has the police force "juke the stats" with street sweeps; Marlo puts the word out that Randy is a snitch; Elena views her ex-husband McNulty in a new light; Chris Partlow and Snoop target Bug's father on Michael's request.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A particularly brutal and hard-hitting episode, perfectly directed by Wire veteran Ernest R. Dickerson

    9.3
    "World goin' one way, people another, yo", says Poot. And so goes the theme of this episode: as the globe grows warmer, people's hearts have grown colder, and no one trusts anyone- often with good reason, as double and triple-crosses abound. There is the opportunistic Clay Davis, hedging his bets by playing Burrell and Carcetti against each other; the vicious Officer Walker, who breaks young Donut's fingers because he caused him extra paperwork; Herc, who uses Bubbles as a CI based on the promise that Herc will help him out, then leaves him in the lurch a second time; the school administrators, who insist on prioritizing test preparedness above the best interests of the students; Michael, whose affection for his little brother and resentment of his mother and her boyfriend turns deadly; and Omar, who circles Marlo like a hungry shark. Another beautifully executed entry in a standout season of a standout show.moreless
Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Thomas Carcetti (Episodes 26-)

Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Bubbles

Domenick Lombardozzi

Domenick Lombardozzi

Herc Hauk (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Dominic West

Dominic West

Jimmy McNulty

Frankie Faison

Frankie Faison

Ervin Burrell

J.D. Williams

J.D. Williams

Bodie Broadus (Episodes 26-, recurring previously)

Tyrell Baker

Tyrell Baker

Little Kevin

Guest Star

Richard Hidlebird

Richard Hidlebird

Principal Claudell Withers

Guest Star

Amber Nelson

Amber Nelson

Miss Thiessen

Guest Star

Antonio Cordova

Antonio Cordova

Sean McNulty

Recurring Role

Anwan Glover

Anwan Glover

Slim Charles

Recurring Role

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Elena McNulty

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (talking about Marlo)
      Bodie: He's a cold motherfucker.
      Poot: It's a cold world Bodie.
      Bodie: Thought you said it was getting warmer.
      Poot: The world goin' one way, people another yo'.

    • Namond: Bunny?
      Colvin: Only my friends call me Bunny.
      Namond: Yeah, but why?
      Colvin: You don't need to know. And if you tell anybody, I'll cut your balls off.

    • Carver: The young man seems to think highly of you boss. He invoked your name with a measure of respect.
      Colvin: It wasn't but a few weeks ago when I was in a room with him being called everything but a child of God. "Mr. Colvin sir. Fuck you."
      Namond: Yo' at least I said mister.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: "That's Da Sound" by Dirty Hartz; "Projects" by Tyree Colion & Darkroom Productions; "Before I Die" by Black Toast Music; "Dope Game" by Ray Cash; "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by William De Vaughn; "Stay Fly" by Three 6 Maffia; "Got to Get You Off My Mind" by Solomon Burke; "Ven Bailalo" by Khriz & Angel; "Feelin' Alright?" by Joe Cocker; "Slip Away" by Clarence Carter

    • Although credited, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Clarke Peters, Glynn Turman and Chad L. Coleman do not appear in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Colvin refers to Namond as Eddie Haskell, referring to his feigned politness to Colvin's wife. Eddie Haskell was a character on the 1950's television series Leave It To Beaver. His character was a delinquent who feigned sweetness when in the vicinity of adults.

    • One of McNulty's sons mentions that he would like to become a Rock Star. Dominic West appeared in a film of the same name.

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